Optimal Design for Experiments with Potentially Failing Trials

Peter Hackl

Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper


We discuss the problem of optimal allocation of the design points of an experiment for the case where the trials may fail with non-zero probability. Numerical results for D-optimal designs are given for estimating the coefficients of a polynomial regression. For small sample sizes these designs may deviate substantially from the corresponding designs in the case of certain response. They can be less efficient, but are less affected by failing trials. (author's abstract)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherDepartment of Statistics and Mathematics, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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NameForschungsberichte / Institut für Statistik

WU Working Paper Series

  • Forschungsberichte / Institut für Statistik

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